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Mellon Foundation awards Purdue with $539,000 Interdisciplinary Discovery Program Grant; Call for Proposals

8 April 2014 - 1:14pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined “Grand Challenges” for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technological solutions to some aspects of these problems, but real world implementation fails without the insights of humanists […]

Baker-Taylor Forecast interviews Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press; Highlights Newly-Published ‘The Deans’ Bible’

7 April 2014 - 1:19pm
Purdue University Press book, “The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality” is highlighted in Baker-Taylor Forecast along with an in-depth interview with Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press. The issue goes to 22,000 booksellers and public librarians.  Charles Watkinson is interviewed on page 20 and “The Deans’ Bible” is featured […]

Purdue University Press and the Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) Publish New Book, Free Online for Global Audiences

2 April 2014 - 3:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

DataCite, re3data.org, and Databib Announce Collaboration

25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Purdue University Libraries honors women deans through ‘Quest for Equality Exhibit’, ‘The Deans’ Bible’ book launch

20 March 2014 - 9:34am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Women’s History Month with an archival display, online exhibit and book launch recognizing Purdue women who helped pave the way for future women leaders.  The “Quest for Equality” exhibit is on display from March 19 to July 31 in the […]

Purdue University Press 2014 Annual Catalog of Books and Journals Now Online

14 March 2014 - 1:25pm
The 2014 annual catalog of books and journals through Purdue University Press is now online, check out what will be happening this year with Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services! http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/pages/catalogs-leaflets    

Integrating Information Book Published

3 February 2014 - 9:56am
The first in a new series, the book Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process edited by Michael Fosmire and David Radcliffe is now available. Michael Fosmire is Head of the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology Division of the Purdue University Libraries and Professor of Library Science while David Radcliffe is Kamyar Haghighi Head of […]

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

JPUR Abstract Proposal Deadline is Nov. 15

13 November 2013 - 2:12pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Each year students from all disciplines submit abstract proposals in hopes of being accepted to be published as either an article or snapshot in the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).  JPUR showcases the best undergraduate research at Purdue and highlights the student as the author.  The first deadline for proposals […]

Despite Differences, University Libraries and Presses Partner More Often (From Nov. 5, 2013 edition, Library Journal)

5 November 2013 - 3:21pm
(Published November 5, 2013 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) When Purdue University Press was brought under the wing of the university’s library in 2009, it was a marriage of necessity, brought on by the flagging financial fortunes of the press. Since being absorbed into the library in 2009, the press has moved from reporting to […]

2012 Indiana Mobility Report Available for Download through Purdue e-Pubs

30 August 2013 - 10:49am
The 2012 Indiana Mobility Report has been released and is available to download through Purdue e-Pubs.  The report is a joint effort by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) traffic engineers and Purdue University Researchers. The study from shows congestion on Indiana’s interstate system has dropped between six and 18 percent since 2011. Check out the […]

‘SURF’ is First Undergraduate Research Program to Deposit Research Documents to Purdue e-Pubs

30 July 2013 - 2:25pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program will hold its annual research symposium July 31. This summer 145 students from engineering, agriculture and science disciplines are participating in SURF. During the symposium, they will present their summer research to professors, graduate students, general public and other program participants. The symposium [...]

‘Pets and People’ book series highlights impact of animal companionship on human health

19 July 2013 - 4:25pm
West Lafayette, Ind. – The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) are collaborating with Purdue University Press to make essential health information freely available online. Every day researchers gain new insights into the dynamic relationship between people and animals, discovering, for example, how dog ownership improves heart health or [...]

Purdue University Press ‘Pets and People’ book series highlights impact of animal companionship on human health

19 July 2013 - 4:21pm
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) are collaborating with Purdue University Press to make essential health information freely available online. Every day researchers gain new insights into the dynamic relationship between people and animals, discovering, for example, how dog ownership improves heart health or how interaction with guinea [...]

Purdue University Libraries Seeks Digital Repository Specialist

29 May 2013 - 3:08pm
Purdue University Libraries seeks a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and reliable Digital Repository Specialist to support the creation of unique digital collections in Purdue University Libraries. Responsibilities of the Digital Repository Specialist will be split between the development of Human-Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central, (a grant-funded online resource focused on the health benefits of [...]

HABRI Central Focuses on Seven Key Areas of Human Animal Bond Research

11 March 2013 - 1:24pm
BobVetere, president of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative Foundation (HABRI), is pleased to announce that over the past year, its online hub, HABRI Central, has collected extensive research and evidence available online for peer review in seven key areas including allergy and asthma immunity among children, Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, depression and post-traumatic [...]

John G. Dove Joins Purdue Publishing Management Advisory Board

11 March 2013 - 1:17pm
Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services is excited to welcome John G. Dove, President of Credo Reference, to the Management Advisory Board. The Board consists of fourteen members and provides strategic guidance. The Chair of the Editorial Board and the Director of the Press are ex officio members, and the Management Board is chaired, [...]

New Website / Catalog for Libraries Publishing Division

11 March 2013 - 10:07am
In April 2012, Purdue University Press and Purdue Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Division moved under a new umbrella, that of the Publishing Division of Purdue Libraries. The organizational change leverages the combined efforts of staff working at the Press and on the Purdue e-Pubs repository so that they can better serve the scholarly communication needs of [...]

February 15 deadline approaches for undergraduate researchers

1 February 2013 - 8:45am
Students doing undergraduate research are reminded that February 15, 2013 is the last deadline for proposals to be submitted to JPUR, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research. Proposals consist of an abstract of around 250 words which can be uploaded online through www.jpur.org. After review by the faculty board, select student authors will be invited [...]

Public Signing of Spacewalker at Purdue Announced for Feb 7

31 January 2013 - 8:01am
Astronaut Jerry L. Ross, whose autobiography Spacewalker was published on January 31 will be meeting readers and signing copies on February 7 from 12 – 2 pm in the West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union. All are welcome, and books will be available on site to purchase thanks to the assistance of the University Bookstore. [...]

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